The legendary quarterback stated Monday — which marked a stripped-back Tremendous Bowl Opening Night time held nearly amid the pandemic — that he could actually have a few extra seasons in him and would “positively think about” taking part in previous 45.
“It is a bodily sport and simply the angle I’ve on that’s that you just by no means know when that second is,” stated Brady, whose Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Tremendous Bowl LV this Sunday.
“It is a contact sport and there is quite a lot of coaching that goes into it. And once more, it needs to be 100 p.c dedication from myself to maintain doing it.”
Brady might win a seventh Tremendous Bowl ring in Tampa this weekend, in addition to doubtlessly main the Bucs to a second championship and first since 2003.
He’ll be contesting his third Tremendous Bowl in 4 seasons and, since turning 40, is main the NFL with 47 wins.
A seventh title would see Brady surpass Michael Jordan, the NBA nice having received six championships between 1991 and 1998.
“Michael’s one in every of my sports activities idols, I believe he is fairly unimaginable,” stated Brady.
“For me, it is about being a part of quite a lot of nice groups. To have the chance to play on this sport means rather a lot to me.
“We’re one sport away from the final word objective on this sport. And I have been part of that final objective six different occasions. So that they’re all completely different. They’ve all meant one thing somewhat bit completely different to me. They’ve all been very distinctive in their very own means. And it will simply be cool to perform it this time.
“I do not evaluate them to the opposite occasions. These have been all magical moments in my life and nobody might ever take these away from me. And hopefully we will end this season sturdy and win a Tremendous Bowl. That is why we’re right here.”
Brady will go up in opposition to Patrick Mahomes this weekend — a quarterback 18 years his junior hoping to steer the Chiefs to back-to-back titles.
It is the primary ever Tremendous Bowl match-up between the successful quarterback from the earlier two Tremendous Bowls, Brady having received with the New England Patriots in 2019.
“I actually admire Patrick for the type of participant he’s. He has nice command of his workforce. I do know his teammates love taking part in with him. He is obtained nice charisma,” stated Brady.
“And I believe after I see Patrick, I see somebody who, once more — none of those moments are too large for him.
“And the occasions that I’ve had an opportunity to speak to him off the sector, I’ve definitely loved it. And he is an ideal participant. I do know it is nonetheless early in his profession, however what he accomplishes in the end goes to be as much as him.”